2018 Under Armour All-America Road to Wrigley – Darius Perry
HOMETOWN: Whittier, CA
HIGH SCHOOL: La Mirada
The name of the game for catcher Darius Perry is power! He has a powerful right-handed swing that generated 11 home runs during his high school season. He has a powerful right arm that threw 95 mph in raw arm strength testing and helped lead to a 1.85 time to 2B. Where does this power come from? From his strong, physical 6’2”, 220-pound frame.
Despite his size and strength, Darius is extremely flexible behind the plate and has a soft/sure glove. His receiving skills are excellent, as he handled fellow Under Armour All-American Jared Jones very well throughout the spring. His athleticism was on display when running a 7.15 in the 60 and it shows in his quickness when blocking balls in the dirt.
Overall, Darius has a very exciting profile – a player who looks to stay at the premium position of catcher with legitimate HR power. It should be fun to see him take aim at Waveland Avenue on July 20th.
ROAD TO WRIGLEY:
1) June 2018: Baseball Factory’s National Showcase West (Costa Mesa, CA)
June 2018: Baseball Factory’s National Showcase West